Sports equipment companies have been accused of stealing more than $1 million worth from a small, U.S.-based business.
The company was set up by an engineer who used to work at Nike and Adidas, but has been a victim of cyber attacks, according to an investigation published by The Washington Post.
The story is based on a story by The Post’s Erik Wemple, who reported on a series of attacks on a U.K. sports equipment company by a hacker called “Fenix.”
The attacks, which started in 2014, targeted the company’s website and social media accounts, as well as some of its suppliers, the Post’s report said.
A spokesman for Fenix, who goes by the name “Fujitsu,” declined to comment to The Washington Times.
He declined to discuss the details of the attacks, but confirmed that the company had lost about $1,000 worth of gear.
Fenux’s website showed an empty box.
The box was labeled “fans,” but a search on Fenix’s social media account turned up no such item, the spokesman said.
The company did not respond to a request for comment.
In a statement to The Post, a Nike spokesman said: “We are deeply concerned by the allegations contained in the article, and we have cooperated fully with law enforcement.”